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Located on Chale Island along a white sandy beach, The Sands at Chale Island is surrounded by indigenous forest and offers magnificent sea views. The resort features 3 outdoor pools and a spa.

The rooms and suites at The Sands are elegantly decorated and reflect traditional architecture. Each is equipped with air conditioning, an private bathroom and a Swahili-style bed. Guests can enjoy sea views from all rooms.

The resort's main restaurant serves Traditional Kenyan cuisine, mixed with both Italian and Oriental dishes. Katika Ziwa specializes in seafood. Cocktails and refreshments can be enjoyed at 2 bars.

Guests can unwind at the spa, which offers 9 open-air treatment rooms and a fitness room.

Other facilities at the resort include a gift shop, a tour desk, and a shared lounge. Ukunda Airstrip is 9.3 mi away and airport shuttles can be arranged for a surcharge. Activities offered include diving, snorkeling and canoeing.

The resort is 7.5 mi away from Diani Beach and 40 mi from Moi Airport.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

The Sands at Chale Island has been welcoming guests since May 27, 2014

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Great Food: Meals here are highly recommended!

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Buffet

Free private parking






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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
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  • When is the best time to visit your property for the perfect beach holiday?
    The Resort is open throughout the year - Rainy Months are usually April, May & June
    Answered on January 3, 2020
  • Hello We would like to book for 1-2 Weeks Check in: Wednesday 4th November Flight arrives 0745 Are you able to arrange the transfer from Male Airport.
    For Pick up from Mombasa Airport we charge USD 85 one way for 1-2 guests.
    Answered on November 22, 2020
  • How much is the overwater bungalow per person per night?
    We have different rates for different seasons. Kind Regards
    Answered on September 23, 2020
  • Do you offer lunch,dinner and swimming package without having to spend a night if yes then how much do you charge
    Yes we do have a day package offer Kshs. 5,000 per person inclusive of Buffet Lunch and use of Swimming Pool & The Beach. Time from 1000hours to 1700hours
    Answered on April 21, 2020
  • do you people offering nyama choma
    Please get in touch with us so that we can send you our menu.
    Answered on January 6, 2021
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Area info *
1 Restaurant On Site


    Open for: Breakfast, Dinner

Resort Facilities at The Sands at Chale Island
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Ocean view
  • View
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun deck
  • Private beach area
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
  • Bike tours Additional charge
  • Walking tours
  • Beach
  • Water sports facilities on site Additional charge
  • Snorkeling Additional charge
  • Diving Additional charge
  • Canoeing Additional charge
  • Fishing Additional charge
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Food & Drink
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
  • Parking Off-site
Front Desk Services
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service Additional charge
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Mosquito net
  • Wake-up service
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Private entrance
  • Fan
  • Airport shuttle Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
Outdoor swimming pool
    Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Fitness
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Spa facilities
  • Body wrap
  • Body scrub
  • Body treatments
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Makeup services
  • Waxing services
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty services
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Spa Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian

House rules

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2:00 PM - 11:30 PM


10:00 AM - 10:30 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib upon request
3 - 12 years
Extra bed upon request
$70 per child, per night
13+ years
Extra bed upon request

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

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The fine print

FAQs about The Sands at Chale Island

  • Guests staying at The Sands at Chale Island can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • Buffet
    • À la carte

  • The prices at The Sands at Chale Island may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to The Sands at Chale Island by:

    • Taxi 3h

  • Room options at The Sands at Chale Island include:

    • Double
    • Suite
    • Bungalow

  • The Sands at Chale Island has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • The Sands at Chale Island offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Massage
    • Snorkeling
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Beachfront
    • Body treatments
    • Beauty services
    • Spa facilities
    • Walking tours
    • Fitness
    • Manicure
    • Body wrap
    • Water sports facilities on site
    • Private beach area
    • Waxing services
    • Swimming pool
    • Bike tours
    • Spa/Wellness packages
    • Pedicure
    • Body scrub
    • Facial treatments
    • Beach
    • Makeup services

  • The Sands at Chale Island is 1,500 feet from the center of Chale Island.

  • Check-in at The Sands at Chale Island is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.